Worship Through Creation

As I am writing this post I find myself halfway into a Masters in Sustainability Studies at Texas State University. In this degree I have studied plants used for agricultural purposes, water management for both humans and the environment, specific species, and more. The courses I have taken so far have been far more inContinue reading “Worship Through Creation”

Switching to Zero Waste

Everywhere you look there are people who advocate for a zero waste lifestyle. Each person has their own personal reasons for making the switch to using less. Filling our life with less plastic can seem so daunting. I look around and so many things are made with that stuff! It is overwhelming.  If you wantContinue reading “Switching to Zero Waste”

10 Things You Might Not Know Had Plastic

Plastic makes our lives so convenient and easy but comes with some very negative drawbacks. There are a bunch of things that you might use daily that you had no idea had plastic in them. Today we are going to talk about 10 items you might not know had plastic in them.  Chewing Gum:  TheContinue reading “10 Things You Might Not Know Had Plastic”

The Value of Creation

“Again and again we read, ‘And God saw that it was good.’ This signifies two things for us. God’s work is good as the unimpaired form of the will of God. But it is good only in the way that the creaturely can be good. Because the Creator views it, acknowledges it as his ownContinue reading “The Value of Creation”

Golden Barrel Cactus

The cute Golden Barrel Cactus, also comically known as the Mother-in-law’s cushion, is a beautiful cactus that spots perfectly even spines and a rounded, almost ball-like structure as a young cactus. I often see them used in the yards of water conscious neighbors in their outdoor landscaping. Barrel Cacti grow very slowly so they areContinue reading “Golden Barrel Cactus”

String of Hearts

String of Hearts: String of Hearts is one of my favorites! You might also know them by the name Rosary Vine, Chain of Hearts, or Hearts Entangled. This beautiful trainling plant cascades down the side of the pot with long delicate tendrils. The long strands tend to tangle but that adds to the uniqueness ofContinue reading “String of Hearts”

Aloe Vera

Intro:  Aloe Vera is one of those plants that I remember from my childhood. My neighbor had a huge plant he inherited from his mom. I loved that thing! It seemed to be the solution to all life’s ails. Aloe is a succulent with medicinal properties that is cultivated all over the world.  Light:  SometimesContinue reading “Aloe Vera”

What’s in a Name?

The green spaces that surround us and the animals that live within them stir something deep within humans. Something about snow-covered, mountainous landscapes moves us to question our place within the world. Serene old-growth redwood forests full of marbled murrelets, carpeted in ferns prompts the human mind to question its impact on the Earth. EvenContinue reading “What’s in a Name?”